Hello Catholic Bishops! Illegal immigration is a crime!
Bishop Frank J. Dewane sent the faithful of his diocese, of which I am one, an e-mail correspondence in which he expressed his desire for support of the American Catholic Bishop's in 'lobbying for' and 'encouraging public policy' in order to 'provide a legal path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and laborers.'
This, on the surface, sounds very Catholic, and very compassionate. We all know the familiar plight of the migrant worker--good citizen, good family person, good Catholic, legally here through a work visa.
...It's first request is to provide a path to citizenship for undocumented persons in the country--without distinguishing between those legally here with work visa's and those who climb walls, crawl through tunnels, and shoot past immigration officers--disrespecting existing laws!
It is true that Catholic Social Teaching always seeks first 'a preferential option for the poor' in faithfulness to the Judaeo-Christian understanding of the plight of the underprivileged and defenseless. But it also respects the right of nations to self-govern, to protect their citizens, and expects immigrants to apply legally for citizenship while respecting all just laws.
And it is a just law that America expects people of other nations to enter this land legally!
The petition, moreover, is couched in feel good Catholic lingo such as 'Preserves family unity,' and 'Provides legal paths,' and 'Addresses the root causes of migration,' while slipping in a suspicious phrase like 'due process.'
Have the Catholic Bishops forgotten that they are 'lobbying' with the same people who want to persecute the Church through the HHS mandate?
President Obama does not want amnesty for purely humanitarian reasons!
He wants more people on entitlement so that his government will grow in power, and America will be 'fundamentally changed.'
'Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness...' American qualities respected by Catholics, are being attacked by the very people who will whore the Bishops for amnesty!
The ironic thing is that Mexico has a more strict immigration policy than the USA. The good ol USA is becoming a third world nation. I know that may seem harsh for some to hear but it's true. The statistics bare this out. As usual clergy speak out about something they know nothing about. I admit I am not the authority on this topic but I live in the real world and work with people from all over the world, mostly from middle east, africa, asia, and mexico. Unchecked immigration is hurting this … [More]
You will find that the majority (if not all) of liberal modernist clergy who support illegal immigration, also support the women's right to choose what to do with her own body (including comtracepting and abortion). I Myself, was told by a 70+ old nun that women should have the right to choose! These same religious, with their 'social justice' facade will also defend illegals. ...Of course, We know that our country should of had borders put up decades ago..it's a crooked government that is … [More]
I disagree. One thing is to support abortion and a totally different thing is legalization of immigrants. The nation needs laws to strengthen the borders and solve the problem with the illegal immigrants that are already here. The bishops and EVERY catholic need to stand for life. For me to be mixing both this issues into one animal is a erroneous.
Quite the thing that many of the liberal modernist clergy who wish to defend the illegal immigrants are the same who are in favor of allowing same immigrants to kill their unborn children...and allow children to be adopted into their homo unions for those who have chosen to live in a lifestyle of sodomy.
In your obvious effort to justify Mexicans who enter the United States illegally, you have even gone so low as to try and make a comparison with the Holy Family. Haven't you people any shame? Ancient Judea and ancient Egypt were under the Roman Empire, so moving from one to the other was NOT an act of “immigration,” much less “illegal”? In his 2009 book The Immigration Crisis: Immigrants, Aliens, and the Bible, James Hoffmeier of Trinity International University near Chicago wrote that the … [More]
I want to recall what happended to Mary, Joseph and Jesus when the have to live to Egipt. They were also ilegal inmigrat in Egipt, but they were received by those communities, and they spent many years under that condition. They did not recuest to become nationals of Egipt, because they know that they were returning to Israel. Yours in Christ our Lord